Periodontal disease is the inflammation of some or all of the tooth’s support structures (gingiva, cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone.) Periodontal disease is not curable but it is controllable. In our office surgical periodontal intervention is almost never needed. We treat perio disease by having the teeth professionally cleaned, frequently, and utilizing specialized homecare techniques and medications. We are very excited about the addition of PerioProtect home trays, which have proven effective in treating periodontal disease and, in some case, reverse bone loss.
75 percent of the U.S. population grapples with some form of gum disease or periodontal
disease There are different varying degrees and can lead to:
- Painful inflammation of gum tissue
- Dangerous infections
- Loss of otherwise healthy tooth structure
- Damage to the underlying bone and soft tissue in your mouth
- Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart attacks, Strokes, and Impotence, just to
name a few.
Signs of gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Red, tender or swollen gums
- Teeth that appear longer or seem loose
- A change in the way your teeth fit together.
It is hard to keep the gums clean at home because the infections hid deep below the gums where
toothbrush, rinse and floss can’t reach. Thankfully we can prescribe Perio Trays® to administer
medication deep below the gums to better manage gum disease. You take them home, wear them for 10-15 minute daily intervals, and the medication fights the infections. It’s that easy to have better health.
Side effects of the tray therapy?
Whiter teeth and fresher breath.
Healthy Gums, Fresh Breath & Whiter Teeth with Custom Made Perio Protect Trays and Healing Peroxide Gel.
Trays fit your mouth perfectly, are long lasting and comfortable to use. Perio Gel is made with a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide and targets bacteria beneath the gum line.
As an added benefit, the gel whitens and brightens teeth!
If you are concerned that you may have Periodontal disease, or have already been diagnosed and need treatment, please contact Kehmeier Dental to set up your appointment so we can help.